If you're not acquainted with our girl TOKiMONSTA yet, we highly suggest you catch up immediately, because it's time to crank up your new go-to playlist, as composed by the L.A. nightlife fixture herself. From nostalgia bombs by Smashing Pumpkins and Wu-Tang Clan, the sultry hits of Aaliyah and Miguel, and indie-rock darlings like Tame Impala and Dirty Projectors to badass babes like M.I.A. and Grimes and a sprinkle of TOKiMONSTA's own remixes, this whopping 114-track eclectic mixtape seriously has it all.
Get schooled on the musical flavors of this savvy spinner and then hit play on the exclusive to R29 and H&M TOKiMONSTA Spotify playlist below. Sorry (not sorry) if you're hitting repeat 'til September.
How do you discover new music?
"Usually from floating around Soundcloud, DJ mixes by artists I already know, recommendations."
How would you describe your DJ vibe?
"I always want it to be an experience. I never just play 'dance' songs — there is always a point where I take it deeper."
What's the coolest or freakiest thing you've seen happen while you were DJing?
"I've seen full-on female makeout sessions in front of the DJ booth. I've had guys dress crazy to get my attention. There are too many."
Tell us about your most trusted headphones.
"I don't use headphones when I DJ as I use Ableton Live. When I do DJ, I use Beats by Dre Pro headphones. For listening, I use Audio-Technica ATH-M50."
What's the last song you Shazam'd?
"LL Cool J's 'Hey Lover.'"